Leaf and Tree Robes(26 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Leaf and Tree Robe Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
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Traditional methods of hand crafting robes vary by region, culture, and historical context. Two common techniques that allow artisans to create luxurious, wearable, highly-detailed robes are hand-painting and hand-stitching. In Bali, where the practice of making robes by hand has been passed down for generations, the traditional method of batik is a signature style. The Batik Tulis, for example, is a technique that utilizes wax-resistant dye that is then applied directly to the cloth. It is an intricate, patient process that can produce extraordinarily detailed pieces. Batik Cap is another classic technique where a copper stamp is repeatedly pressed with the wax-resistant dye onto the cloth. This process creates patterns on the garment that are then dip-dyed to saturate color into the unwaxed parts of the robe. Both batik techniques produce unique pieces that represent the incredible talent of our artisans in Bali.
Each region puts its signature mark on its handmade robes. In Thailand, for example, designs featuring geometric patterns and labyrinth motifs are trending. These patterns are hand-woven to create a ruched texture that highlights the intricacy of each garment. From Bali to Java, our artisans have seen their batik motifs become customer favorites. These wearable canvases feature both hand-painted and hand-printed designs, making for vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that allow for artisans and customers to showcase their individuality.
The fit, feel, and fabric of a robe should transport you to a place of rest and relaxation. Novicas handmade robes exude comfort, because artisans attend to every detail with painstaking care. Robes made from silk, cotton, or rayon can provide high levels of comfort and versatility. One should look for breathability, absorbency, and versatility when purchasing a robe. Additionally, hypoallergenic fibers, like cotton, can provide comfort to those with sensitive skin. Whether one is looking for a lightweight fabric or a lavishly-woven robe, every handmade piece from Novica artisans brings an expressive twist to new styles and a fresh take on the classics.
Handmade robes are fine, delicate pieces. These garments require a bit more care when it comes to laundering. Hand-washing in cold water always produces the best results. For machine wash, one can use cold water and the delicate cycle. Avoid twisting or harshly handling the fabric, and never use intense heat settings while drying the robe. Air drying while the fibers are laid flat will help to prevent excessive wear on the fabric, as well as preserve the vibrancy of the robes colors. Always dry a batik or hand-painted robe in the shade.
The journey of the traditional robe throughout history is meandering and culturally specific. Here are just a few of the important stops along the way. In Japan, kimonos are an adaptable garment that have been a staple of cultural fashion since the Heian period. The robes from Bali are influenced by the classic Japanese kimono and yukata. The kimono is crafted with silk and worn over many layers in the winter while the yukata is a summer garment made with a single layer of cotton. Both of these styles reflect the artisans' take on a traditional style. In prehistoric Rome, robes were used to identify social status and to signify special ranks within communities. And by the 1700s, dressing gowns were a fashionable piece in the western wardrobe.
The most popular materials for crafting handmade robes are natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Because silk is a light-weight, water-resistant fiber, it provides the wearer a sense of luxury and comfort. Rayon is a natural-based material made up of an organic compound derived from cotton extract or wood pulp. This fiber is extremely durable, breathable, and cost effective. Cotton is celebrated for its comfortability and elasticity, and it provides excellent insulation. These fibers make for garments that exude luxury and relaxation.
Featured Reviews on Leaf and Tree Robes
Very beautiful artistic robe. Love the colors, pattern, style and side pockets. Looks great on my wife. She loves that it is a true kimono style and natural fibers. Good color for dark complexion. Also loved that it arrived on time as promised, and hand written message from Indonesia!
Love my new robe
Very pretty robe with blue, purple and green. Feels very soft and light weight when wearing it. My husband thinks it looks great too. It is generously sized but does not feel like too much fabric. It washes well - I use delicate, cold water and let air dry. I am 5 9” tall so it does not come all the way to my ankles but it is longer than most at pprox 52” from center neck to hem. Thank you Desak Nyoman Parwati for a beautiful robe.
Lovely comfortable robe
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! It feels beautiful, drapes wonderfully, and makes me feel special when I wear it, which is every day. Cant get much better than that!
Desak Nyoman Parwati Batik robes and decor accents
"I have built my career step by step. I started by asking my neighbors to come to my place to look at my collection...."
Popular Leaf and Tree Robes
Green and Blue Batik Print Long Sleeved Rayon Robe with Belt, "Ubud Grove"$67.99
Desak Nyoman Parwati explores the sight and sounds of Bali's island of Ubud in this luxurious robe. A batik print is stamped by hand onto the rayon cloth before it is over-dyed in shades of green and blue. This robe includes long sleeves and a matching belt.
Turquoise Batik Long Sleeved Rayon Robe with Belt, "Ocean Eden"$67.99
Desak Nyoman Parwati combines wondrous Balinese ocean and rain forest motifs in this luxurious robe. A batik print is stamped by hand onto the rayon cloth before it is tie dyed in vibrant turquoise, purple and pastel greens. This robe includes long sleeves and a matching belt.
Blue Rayon Long Robe with Bamboo Batik Print from Indonesia, "Bamboo Blue"$69.99
Cerulean bamboo leaves sway and dance over the royal blue rayon textures of this stylish robe from Indonesia. Perfect to lounge in for those lovely stress-free moments, the long-sleeve robe is crafted with traditional Balinese tie-dye and batik techniques. Side-seam pockets and a self-tie belt complete the robe's design.
Blue and Green Rayon Morning Garden Batik Long Sleeved Robe, "Daylight Eden"$69.99
Inspired by the morning sky in a garden, Desak Nyoman Parwati creates this stunning robe. She works in tie-dyed rayon that is hand-stamped in a leafy batik motif. It wraps and ties with a matching belt, perfect for a relaxing moment. The robe features on-seam pockets on both sides.